Tuesday, October 25, 2011

'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'

Today is the feast of St. Crispins, the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt is 1414.  For those of us who cherish the Hundred Years War, it is a day to be remembered.  I can honestly say (and I have several times on this blog) that John Keegan's account of the battle in The Face of Battle remains one of my most important motivators to continue in miniature gaming and particularly the Hundred Years War. 

Of course another important motivator was the fine Kenneth Branagh movie version of Henry V.  The stirring St. Crispin's Day speech remains one of the finest monologues in all of Shakespeare.  You can find it here.


Ray Rousell said...

Happy St Crispin's Day! The Branagh movie is excellent, the speech always makes the hairs on my arms stand up on end!! Great post I was unaware it was St Crispin's Day!

The Angry Lurker said...

It causes the hairs on my arm to rise in support.